Conway's Irish Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Conway's Irish AleConway's Irish Ale
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Conway's Irish AleConway's Irish Ale

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by chilidog on 07-28-2002

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Ratings: 1,562 |  Reviews: 512
Photo of korguy123
1.57/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Bottle into tulip
Best before 3/31/2012

A- Clear copper/red pour with a finger width white head. Lacing is decent.

S- Definitely getting citrus and a slightly sweet malt but the smell that hits me like a ton of bricks is what my brain thinks is cabbage. It's something slightly rank and off putting. It's a strange, sickly sour aroma.

T- Biscuity, slightly sweet, there is a bittering hop flavor and that awful cabbage/ sour vegetable taste. Taste is part smell, when I hold my breath and take a sip it's a 3. When I catch a whiff it's a 1.

M- Nice carbonation, Light bodied.

O- My goodness, I really like Great lakes. I do hope this is a bad bottle or my taste buds are shot (just had a vanilla coffee porter) this beer is almost vomit inducing...

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Photo of tmeals
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of thecheapies
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Red-amber brew with an inch of loose head.

Semi-sweet grain nose with a subtle dose of citrus/earthy hops. Clean smelling, but dumbed-down.

In the taste is much more of a toasty malt taste with a similar hop profile from the nose. A little grapefruit, a little chalk. Grassiness is evident, and balances well with the cereal sweetness. Not a bad Irish Ale.

Mouthfeel is full for the style. Feels great. Some heft and ensuing carb.

I'm enjoying my pint just fine, but I may not order another anytime soon. Good brew, but I can pass.

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Photo of Lantern
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Clear orange amber color. One and a half fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is average and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Fairly dry with a solid toastiness. Grainy, clean, and a dollop of caramel.

3.5 T: Plentiful toastiness with a slight nuttiness. Light toffee and caramel. Grainy malts. Light sweetness. Tasty.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Super smooth with a light creaminess.

4.0 D: This is a thoroughly solid beer that goes down far too easily. Though I can't say I'm really that impressed with any one aspect of this beer, I'm really sad that I only have one. I would do horrible things for a couple more right now. Love the toast.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Sdesenberg
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a six for around eight bucks. Pours a nice deep copper color with good thick sticky cream colored head. Smell is biscuity malt. Smells really good. Taste is also biscuity malt, deep and rich. Slight alcohol on the finish, but not enough to get in the way. A really good, malty substantial brew. If only all Irish Ales were this deep and flavorful. One of the few good things to ever come out of the state of Ohio!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mattbk
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear, fairly dark, seductive. A little browner than red. Nice tan head, quickly fading.
S - The aroma is slightly sweet, malty, toasted. Some light hop bitterness in the background. Not very strong though.
T - Yes, the taste shines on this beer though. The malts they are using are so toasty. Like warm and crusty bread. After that comes the malt sweetness, toffee, light caramel. At the end there is the bitterness from the hops. The beer is light and drinkable, yet has a very nice malt taste.
M - Medium mouthfeel, very fine carbonation, I do wish this had just a bit more body and less carbonation.
O - I've had this in previous years and thought it was better? But still very good. A nice malty, drinkable Irish Ale. It showcacses Great Lakes base malt perhaps better than any of their other beers.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First on draft. Thanks Amanda!

Pours a on orangish red color.

smell is about what an Irish red should be. Slightly roasted malts, no real hops. smells drinkable.

The taste is really about exactly what an Irish Red should be. Malt driven, not too balanced.

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Photo of cynical1027
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,562 ratings